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2021 KTM 250SX-F: YEAR 21 VIDEO SERIES

The KTM 250SX-F has been the driving force in the 250 class for years. It’s been among the lightest, fastest and most expensive bikes in the class,  forcing other manufacturers to up their game. Join us as we check out the 2021 version in the latest edition of the Year 21 Video Series. 

RIDING THE 2021 KTM 350EXC DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

The 2021 KTM 350EXC dual-sport bike is in the Dirt Bike Magazine shop now, being poked and prodded. The hierarchy hasn’t changed much in the dual-sport world. KTM is still right on top, at least as far as hard-core dual-sport bikes are concerned. The only other players are Husqvarna, Beta and Honda–maybe SWM. You can […]

2021 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION ANNOUNCED

KTM has announced the 2021 450SX-F Factory Edition. This is an annual tradition  leading into the start of the new Supercross season. The Factory Edition is based on the 2021 standard 450SX-F, but with a number of upgrades including an Akrapovic slip-on exhaust system and wireless connectivity to KTM’s smartphone app. In the past, the […]

2021 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The year 2021 comes in with the motorcycle world enjoying an unlikely rally. It turned out that people looked to dirt bikes to escape the ugliness of 2020. Amid pandemic and political uncertainty, motorcycles sold surprisingly well, leaving showrooms empty and riders wanting more. Thankfully, the 2021 models have arrived. Here ‘s a look at […]

KTM 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: THE DARK KNIGHT

Are you holding out for KTM–or anyone–to build a modern 500cc two-stroke motocross bike? The guys at The Ride Shop in New River, Arizona got tired of waiting and built one for themselves. The Dark Knight is a current KTM chassis with a Kawasaki KX500 motor. It’s also a true piece of art. Check it […]

KTM 450XC-F–FULL TEST

Some bikes defy being categorized. The 2021 KTM 450XC-F isn’t one of them. It’s actually  a very specialized motorcycle. The confusing part is that it fits perfectly in so many categories. For one, it’s KTM’s most adept desert bike, one that has won more National Hare & Hounds than any other bike in recent history. […]

THE RIDE SHOP AZ DARK KNIGHT KTM 500: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we give you an exclusive first look at our project “Dark Knight KTM 500” built by Johny Weisman at The Ride Shop AZ.  This project combines brand new KTM technology with old school Kawasaki two-stroke technology and a bunch of aftermarket bolt-on items. In […]

KTM 250SX-F TROY LEE DESIGNS SPECIAL EDITION FOR 2021

KTM has added a new model to its line up for 2021. The 250SX-F Troy Lee Designs edition will be arriving at dealerships soon, offering upgrades similar to those of the KTM 450SX-F Factory Edition. Here’s what KTM has to say: KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to unveil the 2021 KTM 250 SX-F TROY […]

INSIDE THE NEW GASGAS LINE: THE WRAP

This week’s announcement that GasGas motorcycles will be offered in the U.S. came as no big shock. The prices, however, were a surprise. Pierer Mobility, the parent company of KTM and Husqvarna, acquired controlling interest in GasGas at the end of 2019. GasGas trials bikes were the main prize, and would continue without much change. […]

GASGAS 2021 OFFICIAL LAUNCH

GasGas officially launched its off-road line for 2021 today. Pierer Mobility Group, the parent company for KTM, acquired controlling interest in the Spanish company late last year and has moved to combine resources. The off-road bikes will closely resemble KTM motorcycles, while the trials line will based on previous GasGas models. Pricing will be lower […]

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R: FULL TEST

When it comes to taking gigantic, twin-cylinder motorcycles off-road, the KTM 790 Adventure R has been king since it was introduced a little over one year ago. It’s almost as if KTM looked at the rules of the game and decided how best to cheat. Yes, it’s still big enough to qualify as a full-blooded […]

2021 KTM 450XC-F: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2021 KTM 450XC-F is KTM’s flagship off-road racer. It’s a close relative to the 450SX-F motocross bike, using the same frame, motor, gear ratios and suspension components, but it has a number of concessions to off-road riders. The rear wheel is an 18-incher, it had a kickstand, handguards and a larger tank. Also the […]

KTM 250SX-F: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

The KTM 250SX-F is generally regarded as a race bike with a distinct slant toward pro riders. Most of the reputation comes from a fairly high-strung motor and a stiff chassis. With this project, the aim was to make the KTM a little friendlier without surrendering any pro appeal. FCP Racing engine mounts are designed […]

FIRST RIDE–2021 KTM 450XC-F: THE WRAP

Our 2021 KTM 450XC-F test bike arrived in the nick of time for the rescheduled NGPC series next week in Idaho. This is the perfect bike for that series, which was formerly known as the District 37 Big 6 GP series. The KTM 450XC-F has a long history of success there with riders like Gary […]

THE KTM 200 TWO-STROKE LIVES AGAIN! BEHIND THE BUILD

The 200cc KTM has a very devoted cult-like following, and the fact that KTM stopped production of this model back in 2016 just fuels the fire of desire for some. Lendon Smith and Robert Lightfeldt, owners of Seat Concepts in Idaho, are two such people. They decided to take matters into their own hands by […]

KTM 200 PROJECT: RAW VIDEO

The KTM 200XC-W vanished before its time. That left a massive void in the hearts of small-bore two-stroke fans. One of them was Lendon Smith of Seat Concepts. He set out to bring the 200 back by assembling a motor from parts and installing it into a modern KTM chassis. The result is an amazing […]

2021 KTM 450SX-F FIRST RIDE VIDEO

The 2021 KTM 450SX-F is here with a number of changes that have a big impact on its standing the the motocross world. It’s still the lightest and among the fastest bikes in its class, but for the upcoming year it has received substantial attention in the suspension department–most notably the fork. The WP Xact […]

KTM 250SX: DIRT BIKE 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The KTM 250SX two-stroke remains the horsepower king of the class. It’s also light, smooth and technologically sophisticated. On top of all that, if you want to compete in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series, it is one of only two-two-strokes that is legal–the other being the Husqvarna TC250. Here’s what the Dirt Bike staff […]